[Op. 1A]. [Sei Sonate a Violino Solo e Basso dedicate A Sua Eccellenza Il Signor Principe Don Lorenzo Corsini... Gravee par Melle Vendome. Opera 1A.] [Score]. Domenico FERRARI.
[Op. 1A]. [Sei Sonate a Violino Solo e Basso dedicate A Sua Eccellenza Il Signor Principe Don Lorenzo Corsini... Gravee par Melle Vendome. Opera 1A.] [Score].

[Op. 1A]. [Sei Sonate a Violino Solo e Basso dedicate A Sua Eccellenza Il Signor Principe Don Lorenzo Corsini... Gravee par Melle Vendome. Opera 1A.] [Score].

Paris: Aux adresses ordinaires, [1758]. 1f. (dedication), [i] (blank), 2-37, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Notated on two systems: violin and figured bass. Some staining and foxing; closely trimmed with slight loss to pp. 7 and 13; professional paper repair to two final leaves; title lacking. First Edition. RISM F 276 or 277 (exact identification impossible without title). Lesure p. 201. Hirsch III, 195 (different issue, with publisher's catalogue to p. [1] and no mention of dedication).

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[Op. 3]. VI Sonate A Violino e Basso... Mis au jour par Huberti. Opera III. Gravé par M.elle Bertin. Prix 7. [livre] 4. s. Avec Privilege du Roy. Imprimé par Tournelle. [Score.] Paris: Mr. Bayard...Mr. de la Chevardiere... M.elle Castagneri...Mr. le Menu, [?1760]. 1f. (title), [i] (extract of Privilege du Roy, dated April 2, 1757; lower half: "Catalogue des Œuvres de M.r Huberty Ordinaire de l'Academie Royale..."), 2-25, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Paper repairs to inner margin. First Edition. RISM F 284. Not in Lesure. Publisher's catalogue is Johansson facs. 23, of 1760 (same plate, including Privilege du Roy). The placement of the words "Mis au jour... Par Huberti" to the left and right of "Opera III" (rather than among the publishers in the imprint) on the title suggests that they were added later and that there was an earlier issue without Huberti's (Huberty's) name; the inclusion of Ferrari's op. 4 in the catalogue would support this.

From the André Meyer Collection, Paris, with handstamp "Provenant de la collection musicale d'André Meyer Décéde en Mai 1974 F. Meyer Octobre 84," to rear pastedown.

Folio. 18th century dark green quarter morocco with marbled boards, red edges.

Binding worn, rubbed and bumped.

Ferrari was "...considered one of Tartini's best Italian pupils... [He] composed only instrumental works, of which the most important are the violin sonatas with continuo. While his consistent use of a figured bass in these sonatas is characteristic of the Baroque, his treatment of form, melody and harmony associates him more closely with the emerging Classical style... Ferrari's use of harmonies [in op. 1, no. 5] is one of the earliest applications of this technique." Virginia D. Kock in Grove Music Online.

The Meyer Collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music of the 20th century. Item #25148

Price: $650.00  other currencies

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